EC policeman in court for attack on colleagues

BY CHARL BOSCH - JUNE 29, 2015

A Sterkspruit police constable is expected to appear in the town’s magistrate’s court later today on a charge of murder and attempted murder on two colleagues.

In a statement, police spokesperson Colonel Sibongile Soci said the man, who had been off duty at the time, got into an argument with one of his colleague at a residence they reportedly shared just 23h00 last Tuesday.

He then started assaulting his colleague at which point the second officer, who tried to resolve matters, was shot after the suspect presented his firearm. The wounded officer was taken to hospital for treatment but released later during the day.

The case has also been brought before the Independent Police Investigation Directory (IPID) on similar charges.